Sydney FC facing stadium limbo with Wanderers stuck at Spotless

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Bad news for both Sydney-based A-League sides

Currently splitting home games across three venues this season, Sydney FC's hopes of a swift return to a rebuilt Sydney Football Stadium have taken a hit.

The NSW Labor Party has vowed it won't invest a single cent in plans to knock down and rebuild the Moore Park venue if they earn election in March next year.

That promise also extends to an $800 million upgrade of ANZ Stadium with new Labor leader Michael Daley stressing he'd prefer to invest the money in hospitals and schools.

"I'm saying very clearly to the SCG Trust today: do not sign contracts for the demolition of this stadium," Daley said on Monday.

"Do not demolish this stadium. If you do, you will not get a single cent of free public money from me if I am elected premier in March of next year.

"The people of NSW have a very clear choice now: if you want billions of dollars spent knocking down and rebuilding perfectly good stadiums, vote for the Liberals and Nationals."

Daley's stance casts doubt over Sydney FC's stadium future with the club still riding high after enjoying a sell-out at Jubilee Stadium on Sunday in the Big Blue.

Also hosting games at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Leichhardt Oval this season, the Sky Blues might well find themselves back at Moore Park much sooner than expected. 

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Western Sydney Wanderers meanwhile will return to Parramatta Stadium next season as they enter their third season without an official home.

Spotless Stadium has become regular venue for the red and black over that time and it failed miserably on Friday against Newcastle Jets with a shocking pitch.

Despite calls for future games to be moved from the stadium, the Wanderers will play a further three games at the venue this season.

Western Sydney chief executive John Tsatsimas admitted to the Sydney Morning Herald that Friday's pitch wasn't up to scratch and life away from Parramatta has been challenging. 

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"We need to make sure that our league, our venues and our sporting landscape is represented appropriately on a world stage. On Friday, probably we fell short of that," Tsatsimas said.

"We're sick of it too. We feel like an Airbnb at the moment.

"We're going through some pain at the moment...that's the price we pay. It's not ideal, but there's light at the end of the tunnel."

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